Saturday, 17 August 2019

Busy day today! Festival & Fair at PAG (by the pier), build-a-boat comp, live music, bar and BBQ. Come and join us!

Today is one of the highlights for us in lifeboat week. It's a busy day with lots going on but that's how we like it.

We have the Lifeboat Festival and Fair at Prince Albert Gardens from 11am to 4pm. In the middle of that we have the build-a-boat competition running from 12pm to 4pm. Our bar and BBQ will be open from 12pm to keep people fed and watered. There will be stalls, kid's games, scalextric, raffle, cake stall and much more.

Live music 2pm to 4pm with Ratrace ska band.

4.30pm - Build-a-boat race at The Stone Quay

Live music 7pm to 9pm - Raspberry Jam
Live music 9pm to 11pm - The Reptiles

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, 16 August 2019

Ratrace ska band will now be playing for us tomorrow (Saturday) from 2pm to 4pm in Prince Albert Gdns by the pier

We were looking forward to seeing Ratrace play on Friday 16th August but we had to cancel due to the awful weather forecast. They have very kindly offered to play from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 17th August instead though.

Our bar and BBQ will be open so come along and enjoy Dorset's premier 9 piece ska band.

Street collection day in Swanage town centre today - 9am to 1pm

Our fundraising volunteers will be out in Swanage town centre with their collection boxes this morning. Please spare a thought for them out in the blustery weather and put some change in their boxes. Thank you.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Live music, bar & BBQ event - Friday 16th August - CANCELLED due to strong wind forecast. All other events unaffected.

We've taken the difficult decision to cancel our live music, bar and BBQ event at Prince Albert Gardens on Friday 16th August. It's not a decision we wanted to take but the safety of our volunteers and the public has to come first. The wind's forecast are above the limit recommended by our marquee manufacturer and that combined with the rain that is forecast mean that we've had to cancel.

The good news is that the weather at the weekend looks breezy but dry so all other events are unaffected.

Thank you for your understanding.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Fun quiz tonight at Swanage Conservative Club - 8pm start but get there early to get a seat.

Test your general knowledge at our annual ‘Fun Quiz’. Entry is £2 per person with all proceeds going to Swanage Lifeboat Week.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Outdoor cinema tonight - Bohemian Rhapsody in the gardens by the pier. Gates open at 7.30pm for picnics, film starts at 8.45pm.

Open air cinema is back for 2019 showing “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Tuesday 13th August – Gates open at Prince Albert Gardens (by the pier) from 7.30pm for picnics with the film starting at 8.45pm. Please bring something warm and your own seating.

We received great feedback following our first ever outdoor cinema evening last year showing “The Greatest Showman”, so we are delighted be running the event again. However, this event is a large investment for us because we must hire the film equipment, barriers, toilets and pay for the film rights. Last year we only just managed to cover these costs, but what we would really like to do is cover these costs and raise some money for the Swanage Lifeboat Station.

In attempt to keep this event going we are running the event slightly differently this year by asking people to make donations if you attend, rather than buying fixed price tickets. We hope this will make the event affordable to all, and this will also change how the film rights fee is calculated, setting a fixed charge at the time of booking, rather than a variable charge linked to ticket sales.

We are suggesting a donation of £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s. There will also be a selection of popcorn, sweets and drinks for you to buy on your way in to help us to raise funds to cover the evening’s costs and keep the lifeboats running at Swanage. We’d love to keep this event in our calendar for years to come, but we can only do that with your support, so please come along!

Monday, 12 August 2019

Open air theatre tonight - Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' 7pm at PAG. Gates open at 5:45pm for picnics

Known as Shakespeare's perfect pastoral play.

For Summer 2019, Rain or Shine are delighted to present...

"All the world's a stage..."

Join one of Shakespeare's most famous heroines, Rosalind, as she makes her way in a world full of power, jealousy and tyranny.

In fear for her life and in search of true love,  she flees her heritage with her cousin Celia and fool
Touchstone. Will disguising herself as a country lad lead her to a new life full of hope, laughter, and her banished mother?

With songs galore, hand-to-hand wrestling, idiotic shepherds and the infamous melancholic Jaques,
this comedy is ideal for all the family.

So pack your picnic, rugs and chairs, pop open some bubbly and sit back and relax in the summer sunshine, while we whisk you off to the Forest of Arden where anything can happen!

Please bring something warm and your own seating.

There will be a bar, tea, coffee & hot chocolate too.

Tickets available from:

Swanage Tourist Information Centre
Swanage Lifeboat Shop and Corbens

£12.00 (£5 children) in advance
£14.00 (£6 children) on the door

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